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Vegetable Beef Stew

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Here is a variation of a beef stew that I came across. With sweet flavor from apricots and squash, we think it has South American or Cuban flair. The addition of corn makes it even more hearty. --Ruth Rodriguez of Fort Myers Beach, Florida"
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Ingredients

5 h 40 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a nonstick skillet, brown beef in oil over medium heat. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the broth, tomatoes, squash, corn, apricots, carrot, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until vegetables and meat are tender.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Stir in parsley.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 278 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 717 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Most helpful positive review

Tasty and hearty. It is more like a stoup than a stew or a soup. I added more than a couple different spices, and it turned out delicious. Make sure you double the recipe if you have a large cro...

Most helpful critical review

This was incredibly easy, and thickened up nicely. But I found the flavor a bit sweet for my liking. I think the combination of the butternut squash (which is sweet) plus the dried fruit was a b...

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Tasty and hearty. It is more like a stoup than a stew or a soup. I added more than a couple different spices, and it turned out delicious. Make sure you double the recipe if you have a large cro...

This is a very hearty stew. The family loved it. However next time I will be doubling the recipe as it didn't make quite enough.

I've made this stew several times, it's the best. I add a few more apricots because the flavor is incredible. It's also good if you substitute potatoes for the squash. However, it's best with ...

I made this recipe for my dad, he's a picky eater and doesn't much like beef that isn't ground, but he liked this and ate most of it! I couldn't find cornstarch so I used flour, which worked jus...

I absolutely loved this recipe.There were only a few changes I made. First off I used Olive oil instead of canola. Next, I didn't have cans of beef broth so I used the beef broth cubes and wat...

This was incredibly easy, and thickened up nicely. But I found the flavor a bit sweet for my liking. I think the combination of the butternut squash (which is sweet) plus the dried fruit was a b...

This is absolutely delicious! I used onion soup mix instead of beef broth because I was out of beef boullion, and used diced fresh tomatoes instead of canned. We all had seconds and wanted more....

YUMMY ! A delcious recipe and so simple. Thank you :-)